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LOS ANGELES – Lowe's Home Improvement has found itself facing a backlash after the retail giant pulled ads from a reality show about American Muslims.

The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five families from Dearborn, Mich., a Detroit suburb with a large Muslim and Arab-American population.




A Michigan congressman spoke out against the company's decision Sunday, saying the company is "upholding the beliefs of a fringe hate group."

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) also said Lowe's is choosing to disregard the First Amendment.

"Our nation's history is full of examples demonstrating how we have repeatedly torn down false divisions hate groups choose to create," Ellison said in a statement."But the struggle against bigotry and hatred must continue so we never give in to intolerance like Lowe's Corporation has done."

Ellison isn't the only politician speaking out against Lowe's. A state senator from Southern California said Sunday he was considering calling for a boycott.

Calling the Lowe's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock.

"The show is about what it's like to be a Muslim in America, and it touches on the discrimination they sometimes face. And that kind of discrimination is exactly what's happening here with Lowe's," Lieu said.

The Florida group sent three emails to its members, asking them to petition Lowe's to pull its advertising. Its website was updated to say that "supporters' emails to advertisers make a difference."

The North Carolina-based Lowe's issued a statement apologizing for having "managed to make some people very unhappy."

"Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lightning rod for many of those views," the statement said. "As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance."

The apology doesn't go far enough, Lieu said. The senator vowed to look into whether Lowe's violated any California laws and said he would also consider drafting a senate resolution condemning the company's actions.

"We want to raise awareness so that consumers will know during this holiday shopping season that Lowe's is engaging in religious discrimination," Lieu said.

Besides an apology and reinstatement of the ads, Lieu said he hoped Lowe's would make an outreach to the community about bias and bigotry.

Lieu's office said a decision was expected Wednesday or Thursday on whether to proceed with the boycott.

Lowe's said company officials are trying to make arrangements to talk directly to Lieu about his concerns and clarify the company's position.

Suehaila Amen, whose family is featured on "All-American Muslim," said she was disappointed by the Lowe's decision.

"I'm saddened that any place of business would succumb to bigots and people trying to perpetuate their negative views on an entire community," Amen, 32, told The Detroit News on Sunday.

Dawud Walid, Michigan director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said his group felt "extreme disappointment" at Lowe's "capitulation to bigotry."

Walid said he has heard expressions of anger and calls for a boycott by Muslims but said a key to resolving the Lowe's advertising controversy will be how non-Muslim religious leaders and others react to Lowe's decision.

"I will be picking up the phone tomorrow to some of our friends and allies to explain the situation to them," Walid said Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/11/california-senator-threatens-boycott-after-lowes-pulls-ads-from-muslim-american/?test=latestnews#ixzz1gKc0yl5D
 

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currently, the MOST discriminated person in America is the average white male.
 

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jigs said:
currently, the MOST discriminated person in America is the average white male.

Convert to islam. Being a Caucasian muslim will put you in the minority. Then its okay to beat and rape women. You could probably go back to school and get it paid for, or maybe you can sue the USDA for 50k for being discriminated against due to being a muslim farmer- that fact that either you didn't apply for a loan, or if you did and were awarded a loan will be irrelevant.
 

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Larrry said:
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) also said Lowe's is choosing to disregard the First Amendment.

BS them pulling an ad does not have one single thing to do with the First Amendment


Maybe we should spend a little stimulus money on helping out the printing industry and get our representatives one of these.

http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am1.html

This guy for sure could use one.
 

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I suggest that we all boycott lowes by everyone going there and spending as much money as we can, that will show then that we mean business :D :D :D
 

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hopalong said:
I suggest that we all buycott lowes by everyone going there and spending as much money as we can, that will show then that we mean business :D :D :D

supporting Lowes is a great idea..locally they and Home depot give vets a 10% discount..

who do you think makes a larger spending group.. conservatives who believe in taking care of their property, or liberals and muslims.. ?
 

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Steve said:
hopalong said:
I suggest that we all buycott lowes by everyone going there and spending as much money as we can, that will show then that we mean business :D :D :D

supporting Lowes is a great idea..locally they and Home depot give vets a 10% discount..

who do you think makes a larger spending group.. conservatives who believe in taking care of their property, or liberals and muslims.. ?



liberals and muslims...

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oh wait, you said who spends more, not who gives them more business.
 

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okfarmer said:
Steve said:
hopalong said:
I suggest that we all buycott lowes by everyone going there and spending as much money as we can, that will show then that we mean business :D :D :D

supporting Lowes is a great idea..locally they and Home depot give vets a 10% discount..

who do you think makes a larger spending group.. conservatives who believe in taking care of their property, or liberals and muslims.. ?



liberals and muslims...

ows.jpg



911.jpg


oh wait, you said who spends more, not who gives them more business.

they are a bit destructive those liberals and muslims.. but they are not the ones cleaning up the mess..
 

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Guess I was wrong, apparently islam is the religion of "piece".

http://pjmedia.com/blog/pimp-your-mosque/

Holy Shiite! Pious pilgrimage just got more exciting at Imam Reza’s shrine in Iran, where for a reasonable fee (see price list below) a mullah can join any eager pilgrim in holy matrimony of “temporary marriage” with his choice of a lovely, fully hijabed, and properly veiled prostitute for a period between 5 hours to 10 days. Pedophiles welcome: girls as young as 12 years of age are standing by. Not to worry, the mullahs got them covered: all “temps” under 14 must show a written consent from their fathers or male guardians (no doubt on advice from the recently fired, now freelancing ACORN specialists).

We are not making this up.

According to a document obtained by Planet-Iran.com, the mullahs are doing it not for the money (what’s a 5% pimp cut for a holy shrine?), but out of the noble desire “to elevate the spiritual atmosphere, create proper psychological conditions and tranquility of mind” of “those brothers who are on pilgrimage to the shrine.” Verily, what true believer can maintain tranquility of mind and not succumb to sexual yearning while away from his other wives for nearly a week? No pious man should have to suffer such inhumanity.

Here’s how it works. The mullah performs a ceremony that sanctions the “morality” of the relationship for a period specified in the “prenuptial agreement” (not more than 10 days, minimum charge 5 hrs) — in direct proportion to the size of the “bridegroom’s” wallet. When the “godliness” of their prepaid romance expires, the “honeymooners” descend from the moral high ground to get an easy, Sharia-compliant divorce.
 

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okfarmer said:
Guess I was wrong, apparently islam is the religion of "piece".

http://pjmedia.com/blog/pimp-your-mosque/

Holy Shiite! Pious pilgrimage just got more exciting at Imam Reza’s shrine in Iran, where for a reasonable fee (see price list below) a mullah can join any eager pilgrim in holy matrimony of “temporary marriage” with his choice of a lovely, fully hijabed, and properly veiled prostitute for a period between 5 hours to 10 days. Pedophiles welcome: girls as young as 12 years of age are standing by. Not to worry, the mullahs got them covered: all “temps” under 14 must show a written consent from their fathers or male guardians (no doubt on advice from the recently fired, now freelancing ACORN specialists).

We are not making this up.

According to a document obtained by Planet-Iran.com, the mullahs are doing it not for the money (what’s a 5% pimp cut for a holy shrine?), but out of the noble desire “to elevate the spiritual atmosphere, create proper psychological conditions and tranquility of mind” of “those brothers who are on pilgrimage to the shrine.” Verily, what true believer can maintain tranquility of mind and not succumb to sexual yearning while away from his other wives for nearly a week? No pious man should have to suffer such inhumanity.

Here’s how it works. The mullah performs a ceremony that sanctions the “morality” of the relationship for a period specified in the “prenuptial agreement” (not more than 10 days, minimum charge 5 hrs) — in direct proportion to the size of the “bridegroom’s” wallet. When the “godliness” of their prepaid romance expires, the “honeymooners” descend from the moral high ground to get an easy, Sharia-compliant divorce.



Does the "temp" concubine get stoned to death afterwards, for cheating on her future husband?


What a load of crap.......
 

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hypocritexposer said:
okfarmer said:
Guess I was wrong, apparently islam is the religion of "piece".

http://pjmedia.com/blog/pimp-your-mosque/

Holy Shiite! Pious pilgrimage just got more exciting at Imam Reza’s shrine in Iran, where for a reasonable fee (see price list below) a mullah can join any eager pilgrim in holy matrimony of “temporary marriage” with his choice of a lovely, fully hijabed, and properly veiled prostitute for a period between 5 hours to 10 days. Pedophiles welcome: girls as young as 12 years of age are standing by. Not to worry, the mullahs got them covered: all “temps” under 14 must show a written consent from their fathers or male guardians (no doubt on advice from the recently fired, now freelancing ACORN specialists).

We are not making this up.

According to a document obtained by Planet-Iran.com, the mullahs are doing it not for the money (what’s a 5% pimp cut for a holy shrine?), but out of the noble desire “to elevate the spiritual atmosphere, create proper psychological conditions and tranquility of mind” of “those brothers who are on pilgrimage to the shrine.” Verily, what true believer can maintain tranquility of mind and not succumb to sexual yearning while away from his other wives for nearly a week? No pious man should have to suffer such inhumanity.

Here’s how it works. The mullah performs a ceremony that sanctions the “morality” of the relationship for a period specified in the “prenuptial agreement” (not more than 10 days, minimum charge 5 hrs) — in direct proportion to the size of the “bridegroom’s” wallet. When the “godliness” of their prepaid romance expires, the “honeymooners” descend from the moral high ground to get an easy, Sharia-compliant divorce.



Does the "temp" concubine get stoned to death afterwards, for cheating on her future husband?


What a load of crap.......

I don't think immediately. The mullah has a 5% “obligatory donation” at stake. I bet they get to fulfill the full 2 yr contract.

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After the expiration of the two-year contract, should our sisters still be under 35 years of age and should they be so inclined, they can be added to the waiting list of those who are seeking long-term temporary marriage.

I'm sure the 36 and over crowd get special treatment for their "sisterly services", except for the whores of course. But they probably have it coming to them... for not crying enough or something.
 

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To that end, we call on all our sisters who are virgins, who are between the ages of 12 and 35 to cooperate with us. Each of our sisters who signs up will be bound by a two year contract with the province of the Quds’eh-Razavi of Khorassan and will be required to spend at least 25 days of each month temporarily married to those brothers who are on pilgrimage. The period of the contract will be considered as a part of the employment experience of the applicant.

this has got to be some sort of sick joke..
 

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Steve said:
To that end, we call on all our sisters who are virgins, who are between the ages of 12 and 35 to cooperate with us. Each of our sisters who signs up will be bound by a two year contract with the province of the Quds’eh-Razavi of Khorassan and will be required to spend at least 25 days of each month temporarily married to those brothers who are on pilgrimage. The period of the contract will be considered as a part of the employment experience of the applicant.

this has got to be some sort of sick joke..

What part?

http://www.al-islam.org/encyclopedia/chapter6a/1.html

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/008-temporary-marriage.htm

http://home.swipnet.se/islam/articles/Temp.Marriage.htm

http://islamicweb.com/beliefs/cults/muta_story.htm

In this girls argument against it- stating that at least a group believes in it. The following is disturbing.


"If any of you have not the means wherewith to wed free believing women, they may wed believing girls from among those whom your right hand possess and Allah hath full knowledge about your faith. Ye are one from another: wed them with the leave of their owners and give them their dowers, according to what is reasonable: they should be chaste not lustful.. This Ayah says that permission is needed from the guardian, and the Ayah continues teaching us about the differences in the law of the free believer and the right hand possess. In the end of the verse, it says that even to marry what the right hand possess is a big dislike to Allah that a person should not do unless he is really in danger of committing a big sin. Then Allah permitted to marry this group, but still suggested to be patient and have self control, since it is better for us.


I wish it was a joke and that there wasn't others like it.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/prostitutes-of-god-2082290.html

But that is just not true. Good thing for all those girls that we live in a progressive world today, where truth is only relative.
 

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